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Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters

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I could have put this in the Humor forum, or the Weird and Wacky forum. In any event...

 

 

Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters

By Susan Edelman

February 23, 2014 | 4:01am

 

These kids should learn write from wrong.

 

Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects.

 

Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap.

 

Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

 

A junior wrote: “What do you get of giving false accusations im one of the students that has blended learning I had a course of English and I passed and and it helped a lot you’re a reported your support to get truth information other than starting rumors . . .”

 

Another wrote: “To deeply criticize a program that has helped many students especially seniors to graduate I should not see no complaints.”

 

One student said the online system beats the classroom because “you can digest in the information at your own paste.”

 

“Us as New York City Students deserve respect and encouragement,” one letter read. “We are the future of New York City and for some students, The future of the country.”

 

Read thee rest - and see more samples - here



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They are the future of our country. 

 

We are in deep trouble.



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I wonder if those emails were composed on cell phones with auto-correct. We all know that “auto-correct” makes for some very entertaining typo's  :whistling:



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I wonder if those emails were composed on cell phones with auto-correct. We all know that “auto-correct” makes for some very entertaining typo's  :whistling:

 

One could entertain this idea if it wasn't for the lack of punctuation in some of these.



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 I say that you all make too much out of mis spelled words.  



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 I say that you all make too much out of mis spelled words.  

 

And grammer, and sentence structure, and punctuation,....



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 I say that you all make too much out of mis spelled words.  

 

And grammer, and sentence structure, and punctuation,....

 

 

many times simple minded people get their points across just fine.....         aint got no    may not be super correct, but just about anyone knows what they are saying though technically the opposite of what they mean.

 

The important part is do you understand what people are saying......    do you write or speak in ways that common folks have to have access to a dictionary to understand what you are saying.

 

I just think too much is being made of it...    should we use good grammar.....   yes we should.....   is bad grammar going to ruin the hopes of the future of our country.....   I seriously doubt it..



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OtherOne, when you've taught college students who show no effort towards responsibility for their own learning, and you have to grade their work with writing like you have seen above -

 

Then come talk to me about how you believe it is no big deal.



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 I say that you all make too much out of mis spelled words.  

 

And grammer, and sentence structure, and punctuation,....

 

 

many times simple minded people get their points across just fine.....         aint got no    may not be super correct, but just about anyone knows what they are saying though technically the opposite of what they mean.

 

The important part is do you understand what people are saying......    do you write or speak in ways that common folks have to have access to a dictionary to understand what you are saying.

 

I just think too much is being made of it...    should we use good grammar.....   yes we should.....   is bad grammar going to ruin the hopes of the future of our country.....   I seriously doubt it..

 

 

In a way you're right, but in another way bad grammar is an indication of declining standards and a progressive system of education that believes that core skills and the correct way to do things are not important.

It's not the fact that you can get your point across without good grammar, it's more about the fact that dumbed-down kids are more likely to toe the line when it comes to absorbing the propaganda of the progressive agenda.



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OtherOne, when you've taught college students who show no effort towards responsibility for their own learning, and you have to grade their work with writing like you have seen above -

 

Then come talk to me about how you believe it is no big deal.

when you get to be 67 years old and have had two separate careers dealing with the public in communication businesses and have had to deal with this subject on a daily basis for at least 55 years, then we can talk.....    you work in the colleges with theory and I worked all my life out where it counts.



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 I say that you all make too much out of mis spelled words.  

 

And grammer, and sentence structure, and punctuation,....

 

 

many times simple minded people get their points across just fine.....         aint got no    may not be super correct, but just about anyone knows what they are saying though technically the opposite of what they mean.

 

The important part is do you understand what people are saying......    do you write or speak in ways that common folks have to have access to a dictionary to understand what you are saying.

 

I just think too much is being made of it...    should we use good grammar.....   yes we should.....   is bad grammar going to ruin the hopes of the future of our country.....   I seriously doubt it..

 

 

In a way you're right, but in another way bad grammar is an indication of declining standards and a progressive system of education that believes that core skills and the correct way to do things are not important.

It's not the fact that you can get your point across without good grammar, it's more about the fact that dumbed-down kids are more likely to toe the line when it comes to absorbing the propaganda of the progressive agenda.

 

 

Well, we'll see how the dumbed down kids handle themselves later in life when they've had time to grow up.....   college kids are in reality still kids...     some of the most critical thinking skilled people I ever met didn't get past the 8th grade...   and they often make up their own words to express themselves....     

 

 

Actually some of the most successful people I know didn't even go to college...   What I needed for both my careers was a FCC license that you could not get by going to college...    I didn't take the time to graduate, just the classes I needed to work....    and still we managed to put a million or so back for retirement....    and are having the time of our lives....   college isn't all that it's cracked up to be for everyone.    We have a vo-tec here in the town that I live in and the people who graduate from there have about a 95% job finding rate starting at least $15.00 an hour and many in the aerospace training $25+






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